Blount County man recovers from coronavirus, plans to donate plasma to help other patients

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Blount County man who recovered from COVID-19 is now planning to donate his plasma to help coronavirus patients in the future.

It’s a method recently approved by the FDA and is still being studied, but MEDIC Regional Blood Center in East Tennessee is already planning on accepting donations from recovered COVID-19 patients at some point to pass their antibodies on to those battling the virus.

Kyle Hooker is back to business as usual after suffering from the coronavirus for close to three weeks. He had all the usual symptoms, along with not being able to taste or smell anything.

“Of course, nobody thinks they’re going to get this and you think you’re invincible,” Hooker said. “That’s when it kind of hit home with me that maybe this is something to be worried about.”

Now that this husband and father of three has recovered, he’s planning to donate his plasma to MEDIC to help others who will suffer from the virus in the future.

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